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  • Automated Ceiling Reports

    ForeFlight
    Scott Dennstaedt
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Every day pilots use surface observations to make many routine operational decisions before or during any particular flight. For example, as you approach an airport you have been trained to listen to the ground-to-air radio broadcast to determine the preferred landing runway based on the current wind direction. Or even before you are in radio coverage you may have been following the latest FIS-B METAR broadcast received by your Stratus and displayed in the ForeFlight Mobile app. Many of these observations come from automated systems. So it is critical that pilots at all experience…
  • A-10 could gain new life after congressional effort

    AIA dailyLead®
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
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  • Teen pilot flies cross country to accumulate hours toward instructor certification

    Aviation eBrief
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Eli Mitchell, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Rhode Island, recently completed a four-day, 3,000-mile flight to  -More- 
  • Bell 412 Selected For Canadian Coast Guard Duties

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
      LONDON—The Canadian government has ordered seven Bell 412EPi twin-engined medium utility helicopters as part of its modernization program for the country’s Coast Guard. The CDN$155 million ($123 million) deal with Bell Helicopter is the second contract for helicopters placed by the Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans—the umbrella agency for the Coast Guard—following a May 2014 order for 15 Bell 429s. read more
  • Help fund a production showing the move of SAM 27000

    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points
    Mike Collins
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    You read the story of how SAM 27000–one of two customized Boeing 707-353Bs delivered to the United States Air Force; designated as a VC–137C; and served 28 years, often carrying the president and using the “Air Force One” call sign–was disassembled, moved to the top of a California mountain, and reassembled in the Reagan Presidential Library (“Affecting the Course of History,” December 2014 AOPA Pilot). And you probably saw Senior Photographer Mike Fizer’s excellent video that accompanied the magazine story. Now, Joel and Michael Cohen want to…
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    ForeFlight

  • Automated Ceiling Reports

    Scott Dennstaedt
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Every day pilots use surface observations to make many routine operational decisions before or during any particular flight. For example, as you approach an airport you have been trained to listen to the ground-to-air radio broadcast to determine the preferred landing runway based on the current wind direction. Or even before you are in radio coverage you may have been following the latest FIS-B METAR broadcast received by your Stratus and displayed in the ForeFlight Mobile app. Many of these observations come from automated systems. So it is critical that pilots at all experience…
  • Bulletin: April 13 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Data updates are available for the April 2, 2015 – April 30, 2015 period. New Terminal Procedures downloads are available for Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. These downloads replace the Diverse Vector Area information for KPDX and address an FAA Safety Alert. We have also updated the Pilot’s Guide to ForeFlight Mobile in our document catalog. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile.
  • Customer Notice: Issue with Apple iOS 8.3 and External Bluetooth GPS Receivers

    ForeFlight
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    We have learned of an issue with Apple iOS 8.3 that affects some early model Bluetooth GPS accessories, such as the Dual GPS 150 and Bad Elf Pro. When used with iOS 8.3, position information from these accessories may not be delivered to iOS applications, including ForeFlight Mobile. Stratus and Bad Elf Pro+ devices are not affected. Our friends at Bad Elf have escalated the issue to Apple for resolution. As a workaround, customers with Wi-Fi + Cellular iPads who have upgraded to iOS 8.3 can disconnect their Bluetooth accessories and rely on the iPad’s internal GPS or Stratus. Customers…
  • ForeFlight for Apple Watch. Coming Soon.

    ForeFlight
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    Apple Watch is the first product Apple has designed to be worn and represents a new chapter in the relationship pilots have with technology. It brings a fresh opportunity for ForeFlight designers and developers to deliver new experiences that make interacting with ForeFlight Mobile and important flight information easier and more personal. We are excited to share with you this preview of ForeFlight for Apple Watch. At-a-Glance Weather and Time With a flick of the wrist, ForeFlight displays nearby flight conditions, as well as local and zulu time using the Apple Watch Glances feature. Know…
  • Fooling Around With Convective Wind Shear

    Scott Dennstaedt
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Most pilots equate wind shear to turbulence or convection. Certainly some forms of wind shear are indeed turbulent and convection can also induce dangerous wind shear. If the wind shear occurs close to the surface when the aircraft is landing or departing, it may be in excess of the inertial capabilities of the aircraft making it difficult for the pilot to recover resulting in an accident that is often fatal. But don’t be fooled; some of the most dangerous wind shear situations come out of rather benign-looking convective environments. Moist low-level outflow from a thunderstorm.
 
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Bell 412 Selected For Canadian Coast Guard Duties

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
      LONDON—The Canadian government has ordered seven Bell 412EPi twin-engined medium utility helicopters as part of its modernization program for the country’s Coast Guard. The CDN$155 million ($123 million) deal with Bell Helicopter is the second contract for helicopters placed by the Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans—the umbrella agency for the Coast Guard—following a May 2014 order for 15 Bell 429s. read more
  • Surf Air Adds Four California Destinations

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Surf Air, based in Santa Monica, California, will expand its service to four new California destinations this year. That represents a 40% growth of its existing network. Surf Air is an “all-you-can-fly” private membership club. It will begin service to Santa Rosa, Monterey, Sacramento and Palm Springs. The new destinations will increase daily departures to 90 per day. read more
  • Cessna-Avic Management Company To Start In 2016

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    SHANGHAI—An aircraft management company that Cessna is setting up with Chinese partners is due to begin operations early next, reinforcing sales prospects for the manufacturer in China. Avic general aviation subsidiary Caiga and Chinese pharmaceuticals group Zhongheng are the partners in the business, which will be established at Nanning, on China’s south coast. read more
  • REVA Expands Caribbean Operations

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    REVA, a worldwide operator of jet air ambulances, has launched a major expansion of its Caribbean operations, the company said. It now offers permanently based jet services for emergency air transportation to and from even remote islands with short runways, the company said. REVA added a Cessna Citation 501SP, which doubles its presence in the region. The aircraft is based in San Juan. read more
  • U.S. and Canada Business Aircraft Activity

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    /site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/04/bav_04_20_2015_cht1_0.pdf U.S. and Canada Business Aircraft Activity March 2015 versus February 2015 Apr 2014 Rank read more
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Help fund a production showing the move of SAM 27000

    Mike Collins
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    You read the story of how SAM 27000–one of two customized Boeing 707-353Bs delivered to the United States Air Force; designated as a VC–137C; and served 28 years, often carrying the president and using the “Air Force One” call sign–was disassembled, moved to the top of a California mountain, and reassembled in the Reagan Presidential Library (“Affecting the Course of History,” December 2014 AOPA Pilot). And you probably saw Senior Photographer Mike Fizer’s excellent video that accompanied the magazine story. Now, Joel and Michael Cohen want to…
  • Rio to Grenada, In Style

    Tom Horne
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Let’s see, where did we leave off? Oh, at Iguacu Falls, Brazil. But with Air Journey the goal is to explore, and so after three days we departed Iguacu for Rio de Janeiro. It was an early departure, in order to beat the worst daytime convection. Typically, Mike Williams and I would depart first in Williams’ CJ1+, followed by Joe Howley in his PC-12 or Ian Runge in his TBM 700. This way, the CJ could relay info about any huge buildups along the route to the rest of the airplanes. Howley and Runge, who typically flew at FL250, 260, or 270, often found themselves on instruments, in…
  • WWII B-17 pilot does a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”

    Jill Tallman
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Carl Estersohn, second from right, top (photo from Imgur) World War II veteran and Boeing B-17 pilot Carl Estersohn appeared on Reddit on March 22 to participate in one of that board’s “Ask Me Anything” sessions. The 90-year-old, who says he still flies “when I get the chance,” fielded hundreds of questions and comments with the help of a Redditor named Victoria. Here are some of the top questions and answers. Which has been your favorite airplanes to fly? “It’s called a Bonanza. It’s made by the Beechcraft company. And I owned four of them in…
  • Time Out in Iguacu

    Tom Horne
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The members of the Air Journey South American self-piloting tour group have been on the road together for about four weeks now. On average, the three pilots and their passengers fly about 500-700 nm every two days. No one’s complaining, mind you, but there does come a time for “something completely different” as they say in the Monty Python shows. With this as a motivator, all hands signed up for a ride through the jungle in the national park surrounding our hotel near Iguacu Falls, Brazil (I’ve also seen it spelled “Iguassu,” by the way), followed by a…
  • On to Iguassu Falls

    Tom Horne
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Yesterday the Air Journey group flew from Buenos Aires’ San Fernando airport (SADF) to Iguassu Falls (SBFI), where there is a luxury hotel hard by a much-visited set of waterfalls–both within a national park. In retrospect, the departure from San Fernando had a comical air. Our airplanes were towed, one at a time, from the local FBO to the ramp in front of the tower. There, the police made us empty the contents of each plane for screening. After that, it was more cacophony on the frequency as attempt after attempt to secure permission for engine starts and clearances as…
 
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    Ask a Flight Instructor

  • Flight Instructor concerns

    healthkicks
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Hi. I’m currently a student pilot. I’ve had some bad luck trying to get certified. Quick background … I was training with one local school, was up to about 20 hours, never got to solo. Went through about 5 different instructors (due to staff availability), and two different planes – Piper and ‘Cheetah’ over about 5 months. Then, the school closed. Every CFI there had a  different method of pattern-work (kept me a little frustrated due to lack of consistency, some of their techniqes were pretty major differences – hard for me to learn one method) Now,…
  • What is hinged moment?

    dinx_aero
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I need the explationation in a simpler way.
  • Possible dangers of adding flaps in a turn

    Drew
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    Are you more susceptible to flaps malfunctions if you try to add flaps during a turn? I think I was taught in my primary training that one flap might come down while the other one stays up, increasing the chances of a spin, so it is not advisable–or something like that. Does aerodynamics come into play to affect the flaps in an adverse way during a turn? Is this a valid concern?
  • To all MEI’s

    Loral
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Having a ATP license and being a former CFI, CFII, MEI, I feel the need to ask this question:  with the number of light twins going down lately, are the current regs sufficient (i.e.: initial training both multi and IFR,  BFR and IFR currency) or are we putting out a less-than-ideal pilot and instructor?  I can only speak for myself but when I did BFR’s and ICC’s, my rides were as tough, if not tougher, than the original checkride.  Mechanical problems and IMC seem to always be the main root of the crash but when a MEI loses his plane and kills 4, I begin to wonder…
  • Giving position reports to controller on Flight Following?

    jqlevy
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    My new instructor told me that on cross country flights with flight following it’s good to give the controller updates on your position as you go. This seemed odd to me because I thought they are already monitoring your position on radar? When I tried it I got sort of an awkward/confused “Ok..?” response from the controller. Is giving position updates on flight following standard practice? It seems unnecessary unless you decide to make a drastic change in your route or something.
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    AVweb Podcasts

  • Podcast: GAMA's Greg Bowles on EASA's New Certification Rules

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    It's hard to compete with regulatory change for a topic that's slow-moving, complex, and sleep-inducing, but GAMA's European rep Greg Bowles is excited about the progress happening now, which he says will have real impacts on aircraft owners, buyers, and manufacturers around the world within the next few years. He talked with AVweb's Mary Grady this week at Aero Friedrichshafen about EASA's newly published advance NPRM.
  • Podcast: Alan Klapmeier on Becoming One

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    At Aero Friedrichshafen this week, Kestrel's Alan Klapmeier spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about his rationale in joining forces with Eclipse Aerospace to form the new company, One Aviation.
  • Podcast: Jane Poynter's Plan To Lift Tourists To The Edge Of Space

    9 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
    We caught up with space-tourism company World View Enterprises' CEO Jane Poynter at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Texas. Poynter described the technology behind World View's balloon-and-parafoil plan to lift passengers into the upper atmosphere for a several-hour tour of the planet.
  • Podcast: FreeFlight's Tim Taylor Says Time to Equip for ADS-B Is Here

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Taylor of FreeFlight Systems about the company's EquipIt 2020 initiative, which aims to provide low-cost equipage options to meet the FAA's coming ADS-B mandate. With the Aircraft Electronics Association show going on now in Dallas, Taylor explained the logistics of FreeFlight's RANGR Lite system, encouraged owner-pilots to equip sooner rather than later, and answered that all-important question: Does he see ADS-B getting any more affordable than it already has?
  • Podcast: AEA President Paula Derks Previews the 2015 Show in Dallas

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Ahead of the 2015 Aircraft Electronics Association trade show, we reached out to AEA president Paula Derks for her show forecast. She answered a few questions about the ADS-B mandate and what FAA nextgen specialist Mike Whitaker may have to say at the show, as well as hinting at some of the product announcements in store.
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    Obat kelenjar getah bening

  • Obat kelenjar getah bening

    11 Jan 2019 | 8:06 pm
    Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs merupakan produk kesehatan asli Indonesia dengan manfaat dan khasiat yang luar biasa untuk berbagai pengobatan penyakit degeneratif termasuk kanker kelenjar getah bening. Sudah banyak yang telah membuktikan keampuhan obat herbal kelenjar getah bening ace maxs sekarang tinggal giliran anda.Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxsObat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs -, Limfoma atau kelenjar getah bening yaitu kanker yang tumbuh disebabkan mutasi sel limfosit (sejenis sel darah putih) yang pada awal mulanya normal, seperti limfosit normal,…
  • Tanaman asli Indonesia untuk kanker

    19 Mar 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Indonesia mempunyai banyak type tumbuhan. Yang mana bisa di gunakan juga sebagai sebagian trumbuhan yang ada di indonesia mempunyai kadnungan yang sudah dapat dibuktikan ampuh untuk menghindar sekalian mengbati kanker payudara. Manfaat yang tedapat dalam tanaman herbal untuk menghindar serta menyembuhkan kanker payudara ini tak kalah hebat dengan obat kimia atau kemotherapi, bahkan juga keampuhannya untuk melumpuhkan kanker malah tambah lebih baik dari kemotherapi serta obatkimia. Sudah banyak yang sukses pulih dari kanker payudara dengan tumbuhan hasil alam indonesia ini. Hingga saat ini…
  • lime benefits for cholesterol

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Lime which is a family of citrus fruit has a flavor that is quite unique compared with other citrus fruits. Usually lime was used as a drink in the warm and thin shape. Besides delicious, lime was apparently potent cholesterol lowering. Check out other important properties of lime as reported by the following Chatelaine.lime benefits for cholesterolGood for women's healthIn the lime contained calcium and folate, two nutrients that are important for menopausal women and pregnant women. Fresh lime juice containing at least 22 mg of calcium and 5 micrograms of folate.Against agingThe skin of the…
  • Alternative Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Alternative Treatments For Type 2 DiabetesAlternative Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes -, Efficacy Skin Mangosteen For Disease Patients with diabetes mellitus are at lowering blood sugar levels. Why mangosteen peel efficacious for the cure of diabetes mellitus? What is diabetes mellitus? Any levels in diabetes mellitus?Diabetes mellitus (DM) is derived from the Greek word diabainein, which means "see-through" or "fountain", and from the Latin word mellitus which means "sweetness" .In Indonesia (and Malay-speaking countries) more commonly known as diabetes.Diabetes Mellitus is a disease…
  • Tingkat keparahan wasir berdarah

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Tingkat keparahan wasir berdarah -, Tanda-tanda umum wasir yaitu Biasanya Wasir berdarah berlangsung juga sebagai tanda-tanda timbulnya penyakit wasir. Adapun tanda-tanda wasir yang lain yaitu juga sebagai di bawah ini : Wasir berdarah atau keluarnya darah fresh ketika buang air besar, Merasa tak enak pada lubang kotoran, Ada pengeluaran lendir pada lubang kotoran, Merasa gatal pada lubang kotoran, Nampak tonjolan pada lubang kotoran (ini adalah sinyal bahwa Wasir berdarah ini berbentuk wasir eksternal) sedang jika tak ada keluar tonjolan jadi diberi nama wasir internal.Tingkat keparahan…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 345 Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Seattle, FAA systems security, airport perimeter breaches, a new airline quality study, and Airbus looks to provide A350 aftermarket services. Guest Sandy Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and is the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Washington State. We talk with Sandy about the variety of exhibits and educational opportunities offered to visitors of all ages, including what to expect on the Boeing Tour. We also discuss the Aviation…
  • AirplaneGeeks 344 It’s All About Rob

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    An Air Canada crash, Allegiant pilots try to strike, aviation safety in Asia, an advanced jet engine design, the classified Long-Range Strike Bomber, and TSA profiling. And it’s not really all about Rob… News Air Canada flight involved in runway crash hit antenna array: TSB An Air Canada A320 touched down 1,100 feet short of the runway at the Halifax Airport, hitting an antenna array which damaged the landing gear, and skidded on its belly. Air Canada gives $5Gs to passengers from crash-landed Halifax flight Air Canada provided the money “to cover immediate and interim…
  • AirplaneGeeks 343 Germanwings Flight 9525

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    Implications of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: two in the cockpit, pilot mental fitness, release of information, and media speculation. Also, a great conversation with a pilot and doctor who flies medical staff and supplies into rural Mexico. Guest Dr. Michael Budincich is a Doctor of Chiropractic and he is passionate about flying and about aiding those who are less fortunate. “Dr. Bud” combines these by flying doctors and medical supplies into rural clinics in the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. For many years, Dr. Bud has been a member of the “Flying…
  • AirplaneGeeks 342 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    A massive Washington DC warbird flyover to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, United Airlines customer service, the GA alphabet organizations talk current issues, an FAA forecast for GA, China looks to build airport infrastructure, and ADS-B prices drop. Guest Peter Bunce is President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), an international trade association that represents over 85 manufacturers of general aviation airplanes, rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services such as repair station operators, aviation training…
  • AirplaneGeeks 341 Youthful and Enthusiastic Airline Geeks

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    A young aviator makes his mark online, the Internet of Things creeps into aviation, Spirit Airlines plans to expand, a secret airport security check, and the Solar Impulse 2 starts an around the world journey. Guest Daniel Morley is a college student studying Human Factors in Aviation at Nova Southeastern University, and he’s training to become a commercial pilot. Daniel is also the Social Media Manager at Airline Geeks. He helps manage social media, pushes articles, interacts with readers, and occasionally writes articles. Follow Daniel at @MorleyThePilot on Twitter and visit…
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • Air Capital Gets a Second Chance at a First Impression

    Sonia Greteman
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Wichita’s Air Capital status draws travelers from around the world. They jet here to meet with people at Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, Bombardier Learjet, the National Center for Aviation Research, aviation suppliers and more. In a month or so, visitors flying into the former Mid-Continent Airport will find quite a different welcome. Wichita just got...
  • Wichita Eagle; Have You Heard; You Don’t Say

    Greteman Group
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    “Looks like I better leave the long dress with train at home.” – Greteman Group executive vice president Deanna Harms on what she’ll wear to this weekend’s gala for the new airport, which sent a “walkability” advisory about unfinished and potentially dusty areas The Wichita Eagle Carrie Rengers You Don’t Say © The Wichita Eagle, 2015
  • Be a Better Writer

    Deanna Harms
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Not everyone can be a great writer, but everyone can be a better writer. Whether you’re drafting a press release about a first-generation, game-changing aircraft; a profile introducing your new CEO; or an in-depth feature for your company’s in-house newsletter, pause a moment. Consider your potential readers and what they most want to find within...
  • Wichita Chamber Member Minute

    Greteman Group
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Sonia Greteman, President and Creative Director, Greteman Group 316-263-1004 1425 E. Douglas Ave., 2nd Flr. Member for 25+ years Interviewed March 2015 Please tell us a little bit about your company. I founded our firm in 1989, with two other designers. After a couple of years, my two partners went their individual ways, and I...
  • Wichita Eagle; Featured Business Person: Donna Grow

    Greteman Group
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    From movie posters to flight safety manuals, Grow has helped get a lot of content into the hands and minds of the people it’s intended for. “I really don’t have a degree in design,” she said. “I just kind of fell into it right out of college.” The Conway Springs native attended a secretarial college...
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    Around the Pattern

  • Still Here and Flying Around

    Tracy
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    I know it’s been a while since I last posted. Wow, I just checked and didn’t realize it had been 2 months. Life happens. According to Logbook Pro I have flown 4 times since then, including yesterday when this photo was taken. There is still snow on the top of Mt Rose but nothing anywhere […] The post Still Here and Flying Around appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Short Flight on a Nice Day

    Tracy
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Just a short note to cover a couple of topics. I managed to get into the air for two short flights this past weekend. They were direct flights to and from the Carson City Airport (KCXP). The Carson City (Sierra Chapter 403) conducted a Young Eagles event. I work as part of the ground crew […] The post A Short Flight on a Nice Day appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Off the Injured List

    Tracy
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    My last post described my encounter with NORCAL Approach and a problem with the altitude reading they were receiving from my transponder/encoder. I had, with the help of the local avionics shop (Aviation Classics), investigated the malfunction to the point where the altitude encoder appeared to be the most likely culprit. I had three options […] The post Off the Injured List appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • MegaDollar Hamburger

    Tracy
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Last week I made the half hour drive north to Stead so I could pull the plane out and fly a half hour south for a hamburger at the Carson City Airport (KCXP). EAA Chapter 403 in Carson has a BBQ every Thursday at 11:30. They cook hamburgers and hot dogs for anyone who wants […] The post MegaDollar Hamburger appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Last Flight of 2014

    Tracy
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    I looked at the weather the day before Christmas and decided that if I was going to get to fly again before the end of the year I had to do it that day. The weather was supposed to turn really cold with the possibility of significant snowfall. (They were right on both counts.) So, […] The post Last Flight of 2014 appeared first on Around the Pattern.
 
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    Defense Update:

  • X-47B demonstrates autonomous aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean

    News Desk
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    A new milestone in the history of unmanned aircraft was made yesterday, as 'Salty Dog 502' X-47B, the first drone designed to operate from US Navy carriers linked to adrogue of an Omega tanker off the coast of Maryland.
  • IRST sensors, expendable Jammers for the Swedish Gripen-E

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Selex ES to supply 60 InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) Skyward for Saab's Gripen E. With the recent contract, added to AESA radar and IFF systems, Finmeccanica– Selex ES already provides about 30 percent of the Swedish next-generation fighter's electronics.
  • Unmanned and autonomous – deep in the ocean and swarming in the air

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled some of the most advanced unmanned and autonomous systems developed today, that could introduce new concepts of warfare in the years to come.
  • Gripen NG to become an aerospace growth engine for Brazil

    Tamir Eshel
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    LAAD 2014 Defense-Update: Following the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 11 July 2014, Saab and Embraer have signed today an agreement for the joint management of the F-X2 Project for the Brazilian Air Force. The sale of 36 Gripen NG aircraft to Brazil under a contract worth US$ 4.55 Billion provides for a complete, ‘turnkey weapon system’, with comprehensive logistic support that includes training, spare parts, support, planning and maintenance.
  • LAAD 2015: Expanding Brazil’s wheeled armored vehicle family

    Tamir Eshel
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    LAAD 2015 Report: Armored vehicles and protection systems
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    All Things Aviation For Pilots

  • Uber Works For Drivers But Can Skyuber Work?

    JetAviator7
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Uber had created a way for people to request, ride, share and pay for transportation to common destinations. Now comes Skyuber which connects people who want to fly with pilots who have empty seats. Will this concept work as well as the Uber concept for cars? Empty Seats The idea of Skyuber is that general aviation pilots may have empty seats as the travel on business or pleasure around the country, and by using the Skyuber app other pilots can share the ride. The Skyuber proposition is simple: Pilots can fly much more for less. Pilots share their upcoming flight plans with the Skyuber…
  • Private Aircraft Ownership: What are the perks of having your own plane?

    JetAviator7
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Private aircraft ownership can be a great thing for anyone who loves to be free and travel in style. Over the years I have owned many aircraft and enjoyed the freedom it gave me and my family. Private Aircraft Ownership What follows is an article written by Andrew StaggAndrew Stagg, Commercial Pilot: My private aircraft ownership experience is with a complex (retractable gear) single-engine piston (Mooney M20) and I respectfully disagree with other posters that the ownership cost is “enormous.” It is certainly non-trivial, but the value and convenience it provides are significant…
  • Who Are Your Favorite Flying Celebrities?

    JetAviator7
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    For me flying celebrities were more than just interesting, they drew me into aviation and fueled my desire to be a pilot. I became an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) and spen my entire career involved in aviation. Aviation has brought nothing but good things into my life, including my beautiful wife who is also a pilot. When I was a young man my favorite television shows (in black and white, of course!) were Sky King and the Arthur Godfrey Show. Robert Cummings was also a pilot and sometimes featured his flying skills in a tv show. Watching these shows sparked my interest in flying, and while…
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    All Things Aviation For Pilots

  • Uber Works For Drivers But Can Skyuber Work?

    JetAviator7
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    Uber had created a way for people to request, ride, share and pay for transportation to common destinations. Now comes Skyuber which connects people who want to fly with pilots who have empty seats. Will this concept work as well as the Uber concept for cars? Empty Seats The idea of Skyuber is that general aviation pilots may have empty seats as the travel on business or pleasure around the country, and by using the Skyuber app other pilots can share the ride. The Skyuber proposition is simple: Pilots can fly much more for less. Pilots share their upcoming flight plans with the Skyuber…
  • Private Aircraft Ownership: What are the perks of having your own plane?

    JetAviator7
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Private aircraft ownership can be a great thing for anyone who loves to be free and travel in style. Over the years I have owned many aircraft and enjoyed the freedom it gave me and my family. Private Aircraft Ownership What follows is an article written by Andrew StaggAndrew Stagg, Commercial Pilot: My private aircraft ownership experience is with a complex (retractable gear) single-engine piston (Mooney M20) and I respectfully disagree with other posters that the ownership cost is “enormous.” It is certainly non-trivial, but the value and convenience it provides are significant…
  • Who Are Your Favorite Flying Celebrities?

    JetAviator7
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 am
    For me flying celebrities were more than just interesting, they drew me into aviation and fueled my desire to be a pilot. I became an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) and spen my entire career involved in aviation. Aviation has brought nothing but good things into my life, including my beautiful wife who is also a pilot. When I was a young man my favorite television shows (in black and white, of course!) were Sky King and the Arthur Godfrey Show. Robert Cummings was also a pilot and sometimes featured his flying skills in a tv show. Watching these shows sparked my interest in flying, and while…
 
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  • The Hartman & Heins Show – The B17 Bomber – 4/14/15 – 9pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in for an all new Hartman & Heins Show this Tuesday 4/14/15 at 8pm (EASTERN).  Mike Hartman and Andy Heins welcome Chris Henry from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) with a look at the B-17 “Flying Fortress”. Over the last few years Chris has re-united a number of B-17 veterans with […]
  • Warbird Radio Presents – The Ed Cottrell Story – Hosted by John Mollison

    Staff Writer
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – The United States’ largest and most bloody battle of WWII was the Battle of the Bulge.  It began on December 16, 1944 and ran through January of the next year and resulted in as many as 180,000 casualties for both sides and as many as 3,000 innocent civilians lost their lives, too. […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – B1’s & The Dyess AFB Big Country Air Fest – 8pm ET 4/14/15

    Staff Writer
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – This week Matt Jolley welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Doug Woodley and Major Kevin McGlone from Dyess Air Force Base.  We’ll be talking about the mission at Dyess and what it takes to operate the B-1 bomber and C-130J.  Plus, tune in for the latest news on the Dyess AFB Big Country Air Fest. […]
  • Warbird Radio LIVE! – Sun-n-Fun Preview Show – Tuesday 4/7/15 8pm ET

    Staff Writer
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Greg Gibson joins Matt Jolley this week with a preview of Sun-n-Fun 2015.  Greg is not only a Stearman pilot he’s also the Director of Operations for the Sun-n-Fun fly-in.  Hear all the news about “spring break for pilots” and what to expect.  If you have questions feel free to call in […]
  • The RCSB Show – Pre-season Checkout

    Mike Chilson
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson Tuesday night on the RC Scale Builder Show LIVE! This episode we will be having an open discussion getting your models ready for this season’s flying. The program starts at 9pm (EST) – 6pm (Pacific) and your calls and questions are strongly encouraged. To join in on the conversation […]
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  • Allegiant Air expands domestically with two new routes

    anna.aero
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Allegiant Air now links Indianapolis to Fort Lauderdale and Tulsa to Las Vegas with twice-weekly and thrice-weekly flights, using its MD-80s. Allegiant Air expanded its domestic offering with the addition of two new routes on 8 April, both of which are served by its 166-seat MD-80s. The ULCC introduced twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights on […] The post Allegiant Air expands domestically with two new routes appeared first on anna.aero.
  • SAS expands Gothenburg offering

    anna.aero
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    SAS starts new routes from Gothenburg to Dublin and Luleå with weekly and five weekly flights. SAS expanded its presence at Gothenburg (GOT) with the introduction of two new services during the course of last two weeks. Firstly, on 11 April, the Star Alliance member commenced weekly (Saturdays) departures to Dublin (DUB), using its 140-seat […] The post SAS expands Gothenburg offering appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Air Moldova now links Chisinau to Madrid and Vienna

    anna.aero
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    Air Moldova now flies from Chisinau to Madrid and Vienna with weekly and thrice-weekly departures, using its E190s. Competes against Austrian Airlines on the sector to Vienna. Air Moldova has introduced two new cities to its network map from Chisinau (KIV), both being served by its 103-seat E190s. On 9 April, the Moldovan flag carrier […] The post Air Moldova now links Chisinau to Madrid and Vienna appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Vistara adds Pune to growing Delhi network

    anna.aero
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Vistara now connects Delhi with Pune. Competes with six other carriers. Vistara has made Pune (PNQ) its latest destination to be served from its home base at Delhi (DEL). On 9 April the new full-service Indian carrier, part-owned by Singapore Airlines, began daily flights on the 1,156-kilometre route using its 148-seat A320s. Competition on the […] The post Vistara adds Pune to growing Delhi network appeared first on anna.aero.
  • V Air launches third route from Taipei

    anna.aero
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    V Air will compete with four other carriers on route to Macau. V Air, the Taiwan LCC that began operating last December, launched its third route from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) on 10 April. The subsidiary of TransAsia Airways now serves Macau (MFM) with thrice-weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays), operated by its A321s. The 842-kilometre route is […] The post V Air launches third route from Taipei appeared first on anna.aero.
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  • SimpliLeader: Sanjiv Kapoor, COO at SpiceJet, on Bombardier Q400 Fleet, the Brand and the Future of the Airline.

    Vishal Mehra
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    As part of our SimpliLeader series, in which we showcase the best minds in aviation, we met the Chief Operating Officer of SpiceJet, Sanjiv Kapoor. Sanjiv discussed matters ranging from social media to running of the airline and branding in Part 1 of this interview. Here he talk about the challenges facing SpiceJet; the Q400 fleet; and the resurrection of the brand itself.Here’s Part 2 of our conversation, followed by edited excerpts below the video:Click here to view the embedded video. SimpliFlying: When SpiceJet launched Q400 operations, there were high hopes from it. There…
  • SimpliLeader: Sanjiv Kapoor, COO at SpiceJet, on Branding, Social Media, & How the Airline is Being Turned Around

    Vishal Mehra
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    As part of our SimpliLeader series, through which we showcase the best minds in aviation, we met the Chief Operating Officer of SpiceJet, Sanjiv Kapoor. Sanjiv has been at the forefront of good times — and tough times — that the “airline with a heart” has faced over the past 18 months or so. Besides steering the airline through two different ownerships, he has also led the re-branding of SpiceJet, giving it a human and emotional touch. We met him at the airline’s headquarters in Gurgaon to discuss matters ranging from airline branding, to fleet specific…
  • Change is in the air, but it’s just a misunderstanding: Social marketing for airlines explained

    Marco Serusi
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Over the past few years, many marketers and consultants, including ourselves, have consistently talked about the benefits of social marketing. Yet, today, it seems that organic reach may soon be a thing of the past and brands will have to pay in order to reach users on “social media”. As a result, many marketers are confused.So what happened? Was it a passing fad, or are we talking about two different things?As it turns out, the answer is the latter. Yes, organic reach is declining and may approach zero, but this will have little impact on social marketing strategies. The real…
  • Rohit Talwar on the Future of the Airline Industry

    Vishal Mehra
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Editor’s Note: This is the fifth part of our series on the Future of Air Travel. For this exclusive series, SimpliFlying consultants have been interacting with leading thinkers and futurists and tapping their valuable insights. Earlier interviews can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 Rohit Talwar is the CEO of Fast Future Research. He is a globally respected futurist, keynote speaker and author. Profiled by the Independent newspaper as one of the top ten global future thinkers, he is leading studies on topics such as Airport 2025, the Science and Technology Timeline and…
  • SimpliFlying completes five years — how fantasy took flight

    Shashank Nigam
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    On June 12, 2014, as I entered the Emirates Lounge at New York’s JFK Terminal 4, I saw a familiar scene — the lounge decked up in a conference setting, canapés being served to guests, who were mostly senior aviation and financial journalists. The destination on my boarding pass read, “Headquarters”. That’s because everyone was to go on a ride on the Emirates A380, to experience its comforts, after a slew of presentations by senior Airbus executives. I had been invited as a guest speaker by Airbus, to share my thoughts on the importance of passenger…
 
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • ABCI Responsive Web Design Process

    ABCI Admin
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    “When ABCI builds a new responsive web design for us, how does it work?” The questions clients are really asking are these: How do I know the new site will work better than the old one? How do I know you’re not going to break something? We have developed a twelve-step process over many years of working with websites. This process involves your current domain and a “sandbox domain,” or a testing environment that we build so that we can do our building and testing away from the public eye. We start with your existing website.  Chances are, there’s great…
  • Impending Google Algorithm Change – Be Mobile Friendly by April 21

    Paula Williams
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Several times a year, Google changes the algorithm that it uses to determine which sites to display first in search engine results. This means that if you “optimize” your pages to adapt to the new changes, chances are more likely that your site will be shown first to people interested in your product or service that use a search engine to look for it. Google Algorithm will Favor Sites that are “Mobile Friendly” In its latest announcement, Google indicated that the next change, scheduled for April 21, 2015, will favor sites that are “mobile friendly,”…
  • How to Serve Customers Better (And Make More Money) By Mastering Cross Sell Techniques

    Paula Williams
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Another Phase Three activity that really helps boost revenue (and serve customers better) is to be prepared to cross sell, up sell or down sell. (And to be sure your team is prepared to do this, as well!) Do your salespeople have the flexibility to cross sell, up sell and down sell? Or are they stuck to a one-size-fits all solution and sell like robots? The world is full of order-takers these days. Even aggressive salespeople seem to “stick to the script” and have very little flexibility to really solve problems for customers – they just want to sell the specific product…
  • Getting More Referrals – Summary of our Panel Discussion

    Paula Williams
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Doug Evink, President & CEO of Tanis Aviation, and Doug Goldstrom, President of Sales for Special Services Corporation (SSC) shared their expertise on getting more referrals and testimonials in this month’s MasterClass session. We quickly reprised Phase Three marketing activities, “the textbook version,” then we asked Doug and Doug about the real world. They shared some excellent insights. Third-Party Validation Some customers who love your product still aren’t comfortable referring your company without the reassurance of a third-party validation of quality and…
  • Why Do I Need A CRM?

    Paula Williams
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    “Why do I need a CRM? I don’t need another complicated and expensive piece of software. All of our customer data is in Quickbooks.” I was having coffee with an aviation professional at an event, and the topic of Customer Relationship Systems (CRMs) came up.  His opinion was not a positive one.  Among his questions and objections: “Why should I use one?  What good does it really do me? They’re so complicated and expensive. I already have my customer data in another system.” Fine. But consider: Do you feel a certain amount of distrust and “sales…
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    Aerostar Training Services LLC

  • ATP-CTP Course – Be Part of History

    paulaabci
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Aerostar is offering it’s  first ATP CTP course beginning April 27, and we have a seat for you! This course is for pilots looking to complete their ATP written exam.   Duration – This course can be accomplished in 7 days and includes 4 days of ground school – includes a blend of lecture, virtual flight, and CBT 4 hours of level 5 FTD per crew. 6 hours of level D full flight simulator per crew. Investment – $4,999 per pilot. Click here to enroll!
  • Airline Pilot Career Workshop – Video Clip

    paulaabci
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Paula Williams   Welcome to our Airline Pilot Career Workshop. And we’re actually really happy to have Captain Dave Santo with us and we’ll introduce him in just a minute. But you know, one thing that I was taught while I was growing up is the best thing that you can do. If you’re looking at a career or anything else, is to find someone who is in that field, and ask them every question that you can think of. And we don’t really get that opportunity that much these days. It’s not like you can corner a, an airline pilot in when you see one in an airport and…
  • FAA Approves Part 142 Training Center to Provide Innovative ATP CTP Programs

    paulaabci
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Orlando, FL — AeroStar Training Services, LLC is one of the first Part 142 flight training centers to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval on an in-house Airline Transport Pilot certification training program (ATP CTP). The ATP CTP became a requirement on Aug. 1, 2014 for new pilots wanting to attain their ATP certification, which qualifies them to fly commercial aircraft. The CTP must be taken before a new pilot can take the ATP written test. “Our mission is to help aviation students realize their career dreams, and find innovative ways to meet the challenges…
  • How can flight schools attract more students?

    paulaabci
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Paula Williams: All parts of that question. Great, exactly. Let’s carry on with the next one. How can flight schools attract more students? I know this is a problem for a lot of flight schools coming out of what was a slow period and I know a lot of them are starting to get a few more students in the door but depending on where you are in the country, this is still a problem. David Santo: We see this is a multifaceted problem. First of all, and I’m guilty of this too when we started AeroStar, we had the concept, if we build it they would come. When we built it and opened the doors, we…
  • ATP-CTP Programs

    paulaabci
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Transcript: Paula Williams: Fantastic. We did have one other question and I’m not sure if we want to do that now or later. You can tell me, Dave. Do you have a take on MPL implementation? David Santo: MPL is not something that we’re currently involved with at AeroStar. We know that the industry outside of the United States is looking at this multicrew pilot license solution. It is currently available in a few places in the world. We think there’s a better solution.
I think what we would say is if you complete all your licenses and you complete a type rating program, you’re going to…
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  • blazing a trail — observations #46

    Mark Jones Jr
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I believe that one role of the leader is to ensure the team is on course. The challenge with leadership in a family is that I’ve never been here before–society is different, my kids are growing, iphones, instagram, etc. As a family, we are blazing trails in unexplored wilderness. You are too. Enjoy the adventure. Life is a journey. And these are observations from ours. __________________________________________________ You’ve just read observations, a monthly column that illustrates in my personal life and leadership the technical concepts found in ATOMs.
  • “what is” vs “is this” — ATOMs #15-12

    Mark Jones Jr
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In the most recent technical column in the April edition of the Flight Test News, Good Vibrations presented some practical challenges in determining damping ratio during real time flutter flight test. One of the underlying issues is the difference between the following two questions. “What is the damping ratio?” “Is this the damping ratio?” These are fundamentally two totally different questions. The first question enters the dialogue without any foreknowledge of the engineering problem at hand and uses analytical techniques that do not leverage any of that…
  • too much to see — observations #45

    Mark Jones Jr
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We were being vectored for an instrument approach at approximately 2,200 ft AGL when the copilot observed, “it feels like we are in the weeds.” That’s a colloquial way to say that one is really low. We had this sense that we were closer to the terrain and obstacles than normal. Looking outside, I tried to quantify what visual cues led to this conclusion. When most people look out the window, they see the whole world moving past. Perhaps it’s not the whole world, but it is far more visual stimuli than we are used to–the sheer volume of geography in our normal…
  • answering questions we didn’t know to ask — ATOMs #15-11

    Mark Jones Jr
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In the ideal world, we can determine ahead of time what data we need and how to collect it.  Most of the experts agree. For example, Jeff Leak says this in Elements of Analytic Style: Data can be used to answer many questions, but not all of them. One of the most innovative data scientists of all time said it best. The data may not contain the answer. The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data (John Tukey). Before performing a data analysis the key is to define the type of question…
  • progress, cliffs, and sheer rock faces — observations #44

    Mark Jones Jr
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    One of the fundamental strategies for making progress is to take things slowly, in small steps. These are not exactly the same thing, but they are complementary. For example, one can take things slowly with large steps, or one can move quickly with small steps.  This progressive notion is certainly not a new idea, and many cultures have codified similar ideas, as evidenced in the familiar proverb: “Slow and steady wins the race.” This is the lesson we learn from the fable of the tortoise and the hare.  What most of these maxims do not address, however, is the notion that…
 
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    Greteman Group

  • Air Capital Gets a Second Chance at a First Impression

    Sonia Greteman
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Wichita’s Air Capital status draws travelers from around the world. They jet here to meet with people at Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, Bombardier Learjet, the National Center for Aviation Research, aviation suppliers and more. In a month or so, visitors flying into the former Mid-Continent Airport will find quite a different welcome. Wichita just got...
  • Wichita Eagle; A sneak peek at Wichita’s new Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

    Greteman Group
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Wichita last opened a new terminal in 1954 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Now – 61 years later – Wichita will have a new airport named after the man fondly called “Ike.” “It will be a point of pride for our city to create a first and last impression that stays with our visitors...
  • Wichita Eagle; Have You Heard; You Don’t Say

    Greteman Group
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    “Looks like I better leave the long dress with train at home.” – Greteman Group executive vice president Deanna Harms on what she’ll wear to this weekend’s gala for the new airport, which sent a “walkability” advisory about unfinished and potentially dusty areas The Wichita Eagle Carrie Rengers You Don’t Say © The Wichita Eagle, 2015
  • Be a Better Writer

    Deanna Harms
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    Not everyone can be a great writer, but everyone can be a better writer. Whether you’re drafting a press release about a first-generation, game-changing aircraft; a profile introducing your new CEO; or an in-depth feature for your company’s in-house newsletter, pause a moment. Consider your potential readers and what they most want to find within...
  • Wichita Chamber Member Minute

    Greteman Group
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Sonia Greteman, President and Creative Director, Greteman Group 316-263-1004 1425 E. Douglas Ave., 2nd Flr. Member for 25+ years Interviewed March 2015 Please tell us a little bit about your company. I founded our firm in 1989, with two other designers. After a couple of years, my two partners went their individual ways, and I...
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  • Debate: do electronic stability systems improve safety?

    John Zimmerman
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Piper recently announced an upgraded version of their Meridian turboprop, and one of the most important features is something that was previously found only on airliners. The Piper’s airplane new Electronic Stability and Protection system is a high tech pilot in the background that uses the autopilot servos to prevent excessive airspeed, stalls and unusual attitudes. As Garmin says: ESP™ functions independently of the aircraft’s autopilot system (although it uses the same control servos), so it basically operates “in the background” whenever the pilot is hand-flying the…
  • Why off-field landing #61 was different from the other 60

    Rob Buck
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Vermont’s spring teases its way to life, but on a warm April 10th in 2005 there were hints it was for real. As my son Christian and I roared along in our Cessna 170, under sunny blue skies, the bumps and jabs of thermals had that fresh wallop of a new season. The flight was one of those wonderful no-place-special-to-go wanderings, and Christian was flying left seat. At 14, he looked forward to summer gliding lessons towards solo, having reached the magic age to do so. Three generations of Bucks – Christian, Rob and Bob – celebrate the youngest’s first glider solo. It is…
  • “Never bank over 30 degrees in the pattern,” and other lessons

    Bart McPherson
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    The Cherokee 140 is a good airplane, but not so much on a hot day. Back in 1968, I belonged to a flying club with a new 1967 Cherokee 140 at Pascagoula, Mississippi. With my wife and a baby and a 16-year old niece, I flew up to Grove Hill, Alabama, to drop off the niece. The airstrip was oriented east and west in an area where prevailing winds are southwest to northeast. The wind was 10 to 15 mph as I circled to land on the 2000 ft., hard-surfaced strip. The crosswind blew me a little past the runway line as I came around on final and I banked it left and added a bit of power to get lined…
  • My Adventure: circumnavigating the Sierra-Nevada Mountain Range

    Arlo Caine
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Sometimes life lets you make the most of an opportunity. My friend Ryan needed to travel to Merced, California, from the Los Angeles area at the beginning of March. Google maps estimated the drive time at about four and half hours one way, assuming no traffic out of the LA basin. While Merced-Macready field is served by a regional airline offering two flights a day from LAX, adding the commute to the airport plus the time through security prior to the flight didn’t present a much better option in terms of total travel time. With his new house near Chino Airport, my home base, I could offer…
  • The day the dream flew away

    Gregg Reynolds
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    On a rainy August morning, the people who bought my airplane came to Washington to fly it home to Northern California. I was numb during the exchange of money and completion of documents because it marked the end of 38 years of flying/caring for that airplane. Built in 1946, and still flying proudly. 77K had lived with me in California, Kentucky, Washington and we shared many memorable flights. I took great pride in that polished aluminum bird and preened a bit whenever she won an award at fly-ins. At those times it amused me to imagine the likely amazement of 1946 Luscombe factory folks in…
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    iPad Pilot News

  • New Video: Behind the scenes with ForeFlight Synthetic Vision

    Bret Koebbe
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    ForeFlight recently published a behind the scenes video on their new Synthetic Vision feature that provides some insight on how this feature was created. The video features an interview with Malcolm Toon, ForeFlight’s lead developer for Synthetic Vision, to describe the development process and technical challenges faced along the way:
  • Quick guide to iPad forums at Sun ‘n Fun 2015

    John Zimmerman
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    The 41st Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in kicks off next week in Lakeland, FL. The flying season’s unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2015 edition of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in at the Lakeland airport. There will be undoubtedly be new products to see and spectacular airshows to take in (both the Thunderbirds and the Breitling jet team will perform). But for iPad pilots there will also be some great opportunities to learn about the latest iPad tips, apps and accessories. The entire forum schedule is a little overwhelming, so we’ve highlighted a few of the most…
  • Issues with iOS 8.3 update and external GPS receivers

    Bret Koebbe
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Several aviation app developers and external GPS manufacturers are strongly urging pilots to hold off on the recent iOS 8.3 iPad and iPhone software update that was released last week. There is a bug in the update that can prevent position data from being delivered to iOS applications from certain external GPS receivers. This primarily affects some of the early model Bluetooth GPS accessories like the Dual GPS 150 and original Bad Elf Pro. The newer GPS accessories, like the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ and Bad Elf GPS for Lightning seem to be working fine still. The Stratus ADS-B receiver, which…
  • ForeFlight improves taxi charts with latest update

    Bret Koebbe
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    The latest update to ForeFlight hit the app store yesterday and focuses on improvements to the airport diagrams and taxi charts in the app. As we’ve previously covered, ForeFlight took the initiative last year to create custom taxiway diagrams for hundreds of airports across the US that weren’t available from the FAA’s collection of airport diagrams. This latest release adds 1,600 new custom ForeFlight taxi diagrams–more than tripling the coverage provided by the FAA. These can be accessed by tapping the Taxiways button at the top right of the Airports page, or…
  • New Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder

    Bret Koebbe
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Pilots across the US have been relying on the Stratus ADS-B receiver for nearly 3 years now to deliver subscription-free in flight weather and traffic to their iPad and ForeFlight. While this portable receiver delivers all the tangible benefits promised from the FAA’s ADS-B system, it does not meet the 2020 ADS-B Out requirement that pilots need to comply with when flying in airspace that currently requires a transponder. To satisfy this requirement, pilots will need to equip their aircraft with an ADS-B Out system, which takes the form of a new or updated panel-mount transponder…
 
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    New Airport Insider

  • Open Skies: What U.S. Airlines Really Want

    Greg Principato
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Beginning: Open Skies, An American Initiative In 1992, Jeff Shane (currently General Counsel at the International Air Transport Association and then a senior official in the United States Department of Transportation) negotiated the first “open skies” agreement with The Netherlands.  As odd as it may seem now, the reaction to this development (after people […]
  • This is How Heathrow Airport Innovates

    Richard Harding
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Editor’s note: We are excited to bring you a new series featuring insights from Heathrow Airport exclusively on New Airport Insider. Today’s post introduces Heathrow’s internal process and upcoming ones will cover projects delivered by the innovation team. In this new series by Heathrow Airport’s IT Innovation team, we will share with you how we operate […]
  • Aviation Security: Why I Will Be Scared This Year

    Greg Principato
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Catchy title? Yes, I am more afraid in 2015 than I have been in years.  But afraid of what?  Am I afraid of ISIS/ISIL?  AQAP?  Al Shabaab?  Al Qaeda?  Al Nusra?  Lone wolf terrorists? No.  Not afraid of any of them. That does not mean I do not consider them dangerous, they are. That does not mean […]
  • Indonesia Airports Build: Why a Second Jakarta Airport

    Maxim Roelen
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport is one of the most congested airports in the world. As explained in part one, the largest Indonesian airport has failed to cope with passenger growth and will continue to do so in the future. This means that Jakarta is in desperate need of a second large airport to cope with future […]
  • A-CDM in Europe: Is the Ball Rolling?

    Kris de Bolle
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    In the course of one month, the ECAC zone could add 3 more Airport Collaborative Decision Making airports to its list of 12 in 2014. Latest to join was London Gatwick Airport on November 7th, and early October we welcomed Milano Malpensa Airport as Italy’s second, and Stuttgart Airport as Germany’s 5th addition already. Benefiting […]
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    Keyboard and Rudder: A blog on the Art of Flying

  • Being an Airline Pilot, Week 9: Sitting Reserve

    Larry M. Coleman
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Did you ever wonder what happens if an airline pilot gets sick, has their car break down on the way to the airport, or can't make it in for some reason? In other jobs, the other workers pick up the slack that day. One airline pilot, however, can't just decide to do the work of two people that day.So does a planeload of passengers end up stranded at the airport because one person got the sniffles?Nope. That's what reserves are for.Welcome to reserve. It's a long staircase and you're at the bottom. And the escalators are out of order, rookie.Being on reserve is where the fresh meat just out of…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 8: IOE 3--the World's Newest Airline Pilot

    Larry M. Coleman
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is it. The last time I'll be evaluated. Well, at least until the next time I'm evaluated, since airline pilots do recurrent training every six months. But at least this is the last time before I get signed off and released to the line.It's also the difference between being an airline pilot and being an unemployed pilot. A good way to start the last trip.This trip, much like the last, is simply another series of days like those I'll expect once I become a full-fledged member of the pilot group. However, since this time I'm specifically doing a trip that goes back and forth into Newark,…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 7: IOE 2

    Larry M. Coleman
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In the last post, I had just started my first week in the actual aircraft as a newbie on IOE (Initial Operating Experience). This week, it's a new trip, same old thing: learning life on the line.The FAA requires at least 20 hours of IOE in the kind of aircraft we fly. Since last week's trip wasn't 20 hours long, I get to do at least one more. We can technically do up to 100 hours (and some airlines do, just to ensure the 100 hours in the first 120 days requirement in (g) of the same regulation is met), but we typically receive 25-40 hours and then are signed off. That means I may be set loose…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, The Series

    Larry M. Coleman
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are a lot of posts in this series, since there is a lot that goes into becoming an airline pilot. Here's a table of contents for you.Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: Before the beginningPart 1: The pre-hire stagePart 2: The interviewPart 3: The post-offer stage Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 1 Ground school: Basic IndocBecoming an Airline Pilot, Week 2More ground school: SystemsBecoming an Airline Pilot, Week 3Still more ground school: FMS lab and final examBecoming an Airline Pilot, Week 4Part 1: Welcome to the simulated junglePart 2: Simulator training grinds onBecoming an Airline…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 6: IOE (Initial Operating Experience) 1

    Larry M. Coleman
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    To the 37 passengers on board, this is simply Flight 5006, a quick flight from Washington-Dulles International to Greenville-Spartanburg, SC. Sit back for 90 minutes, sip on a Coke, and everyone is back home from where ever in the world they're returning from. Probably some interesting places, since Dulles was designed to carry the East Coast's overseas traffic. Paris, London, Dublin, Berlin, Abu Dhabi, Sao Paulo, and a hundred more come through IAD, and we take them the rest of the way home.For me, it's my first flight as an airline pilot, and there's no chance of me sitting back and sipping…
 
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  • Sleeping worker found in Alaskan Airlines aircraft hold

    Editor
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    A worker at Seattle Airport was found inside the cargo hold of an Alaskan Airlines aircraft, it is reported that the worker had fallen asleep. The worker was part of a four-person team loading baggage, working for the handling agent Menzies Aviation. Co workers noticed that the man was missing, and after failing to contact him, decided he had gone home after finishing his shift. The aircraft that was bound for Los Angeles took off, it was reported that passengers in the first class cabin could hear the workers cries for help and banging. Following this the aircraft turned back for…
  • Monarch Airlines leads the way during ATC strikes

    Editor
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Striking French Air Traffic Controllers caused problems over the last 48 hours for airlines and passengers, with many airlines cancelling flights. Thanks to contingency planning, UK carrier Monarch flew a full flight schedule. The 48 hour strike by French Air Traffic Controllers caused many disruptions, but not for passengers flying with Monarch. Over the two-day period, Monarch passengers faced an average delay of just 39 minutes, while passengers with other airlines faced cancellations. Due to excellent contingency planning, Monarch Airlines  was able to run a full flight schedule while…
  • French Air Traffic Control Strikes: April 2015

    Editor
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    As you may or may not be aware, French Air Traffic Control strikes will take place in April 2015. 9 days of strikes are planned, which will affect travellers during the British schools Easter holidays. French Air Traffic Controllers will strike between April 8th and May 2nd. It is expected that British travellers will face delays and disruptions while tomorrow and Thursday and on the other strike dates. The first of the strikes will take place between April 8th – April 9th. Air Traffic Control Strikes Dates: April 8th – April 9th April 16th – April 18th April 29th –…
  • Air India co-pilot beats up Captain

    Editor
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    There were tense moments in the cockpit of an Air India aircraft on Sunday evening. It has been reported that the co-pilot beat up the captain. The Times of India have reported many Air India sources that have said that the co-pilot of Air India flight AI611,  “beat up and abused the commander”. An Air India spokesperson said in the Times of India “there was an argument between the two and nothing more.” A unnamed source said: “The commander told his co-pilot to take down critical take off figures for the flight. This involves writing critical facts like number…
  • 10 of the Coolest Airline Paint Schemes

    Editor
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    As times have changed so have aircraft paint schemes. An airline’s paint scheme can be make or break for the company (the uproar British Airways faced over the “World tails” paint scheme), not only do the paint schemes  visually represent the company, they often represent the nation they come from.  For special events or milestones, airlines often reveal a unique one-off livery to be painted on just one of their aircraft. Here we have a selection of the coolest one-off airline liveries from around the world. Etihad Airways “Manchester City FC” – Airbus…
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  • Coast Guard uses helicopter downwash to save stranded fisherman

    captain
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    The above footage shows crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michagen, find an ingenious way of saving the lives of two stranded fisherman. Following a distress call at 10am on the 11th April, the Coast Guard was required to attend to a stranded 16ft vessel which was blown a mile and half away from the mouth of Lake Macatawa. Initial attempts using the Coast Guard”s vessels failed due to ice blocking their path, some 6 miles off the location.  This lead to the dispatch of an H-65 helicopter, the crew of which found an “out-of-the-box” way of leading the two…
  • Mysterious helicopter found in Spain

    captain
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    A mysterious finding was made last Saturday near the town of Nijar, Almeira. A cargo helicopter, probable a PZL Sokol, was found with nothing but an empty fuselage: no cargo or bodies. The helicopter suffered extensive damage with all main rotor blades torn off and part of the tail detached. But what is even mysterious is that the area where the helicopter crashed seems untouched by the ill-fated helicopter. Seems the helicopter managed to land or so seems and crashed after. So far, no one claimed the useless wreckage lying in the  middle of nowhere. An investigation is underway and nothing…
  • Netherlands to request a deal of 17 CH-47F helicopters

    captain
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    In the last few days, a possible Foreign Military Sale request was made by Netherlands for the purchase of CH-47F cargo helicopters. In the included budget of a whopping  $1.05 billion dollars, are included: 17 CH-47F aircraft with unique modifications, parts, crew training and also logistical support. More updates will be made soon. The post Netherlands to request a deal of 17 CH-47F helicopters appeared first on How to Fly a Helicopter.
  • Dutch Apache Helicopter crashes in Mali

    captain
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
      A Dutch Armed Forces Apache Attack helicopter operating in Mali as part of the UN peacekeeping mission has crashed North of Mali on Tuesday afternoon.   Both crew members have been killed in the accident.  It is believed that the helicopter did not go down as a consequence of an attack but instead the crew had attempted a forced landing. The two crew members were known as 30 year old Capt Rene Zeetsen and 26 year old First Lt Ernst Mollinger.   The post Dutch Apache Helicopter crashes in Mali appeared first on How to Fly a Helicopter.
  • UH-60 Black Hawk crashes, 11 military personnel presumed dead

    captain
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying 7 US marines and 4 National Guard soldiers has crashed whilst the crew were carrying out a training exercise in the Gulf Of Mexico, close to Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle on Tuesday night. The training exercise consisted of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of which one returned safely but the other was reported missing at around 2030 Tuesday.  As soon as the helicopter was known to be missing, a widescale Search and Rescue mission was initiated but bad fog was hindering the initial operation.  A spokesman for Eglin Air Force…
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  • Mexican Navy Becomes Launch Customer for the New Airbus C295W Transport Aircraft

    Joe Faruqui
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    Announced in April of 2015, the Mexican Navy will receive its first shipment of the new Airbus C295W medium transport aircraft. The C295W, manufactured by the Airbus Defence and Space division of the European Airbus Group consortium, will join the service’s existing fleet of four C295s. With the Mexican Navy as the initial customer, the … Continue Reading..
  • USAF Releases Requirements for the T-X Trainer Program

    Joe Faruqui
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    In March of 2015, the United States Air Force released its requirements for its Northrop T-38C Talon combat aircraft trainer replacement program, known as T-X. According to USAF Brigadier General Dawn Dunlop, the T-38 is unable to complete 12 of 18 advanced pilot training tasks, which forces the Air Force to rely on fighter and … Continue Reading..
  • DARPA Awards $8M ALIAS Program Phase I Contract to Sikorsky

    Joe Faruqui
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    After many successful implementations of Sikorsky’s Matrix Technology, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Sikorsky with an $8 million contract to equip existing aircraft with the technology. This contract is allocated to Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation (ALIAS Program) in efforts to reduce dependence on aircraft crew members. The ALIAS … Continue Reading..
  • Ducommun Contracted to Supply Components for Raytheon’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile

    Joe Faruqui
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    The highly accurate Tomahawk Block IV Land Attack Missile has been upgraded. The latest variant of the Tomahawk will include a two-way satellite data-link that allows for in air re-targeting. Planned upgrades to the Tomahawk will also include a more powerful warhead, upgraded communications, and a new seeker designed to hit moving targets on land … Continue Reading..
  • Alcoa Designs Weight-Saving, Cost-Effective Fasteners for the F-35

    Joe Faruqui
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion business division was awarded a 10-year USD$360 million contract to provide aluminum forgings used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. As the key supplier for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, Alcoa provides several key components. Their advanced, patented 7085 alloy aluminum die forgings will be supplied. The forgings include 15 large bulkheads … Continue Reading..
 
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    Drones | Scoop.it

  • New DJI Phantom 3 Range Of Drones

    DroneZon.com
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    SOMETHING new is in the air. Look up as you approach the plaza outside the building where Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) has its headquarters, in the Chinese city of...DroneZon.com's insight:Even the basic model has a built-in camera that takes 12 megapixel stills and video at the “1080p” high-definition standard.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • New $1,300 Drone Sports 4K Video and Ultrasound Navigation | WIRED

    DroneZon.com
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The new drone from DJI features a stabilized, integrated camera that shoots 4K video.DroneZon.com's insight:Wow. DJI releasing a new Phantom 3 in May with 4k video. Incredible. Retailing for USD 1,259 on Amazon.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • Dawn of the Aerial Age - New Drone Release By 3DRobotics On Monday 13th April 2015

    DroneZon.com
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Announcement 4.13.15. Sign up to be the first to know at http://3dr.comDroneZon.com's insight:This looks like a real beautiful drone. Going by the video, maybe it will be easy enough that a monkey can fly it.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • New Drone Software To Map Areas And Detect Landmines

    DroneZon.com
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    One Carlsbad company has created software that positions robots to help track down landmines and improvised explosive devices without using GPS, which is unreliable and goes down easily.DroneZon.com's insight:According to the United Nations, there are more than 110 million active landmines scattered across 70 countries. These cause thousands of serious and horrific injuries every year. Let's hope this drone technology can help solve this problem.See it on Scoop.it, via Drones
  • This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

    DroneZon.com
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why plant one tree when a drone can shoot pregerminated seed pods at the ground without you lifting a finger?DroneZon.com's insight:The world burns or cuts down about 26 billion trees a year. It replants about 15 billion. You can see the shortfall. At the moment, we're not planting trees quickly enough to combat deforestation—a problem with big implications for climate change.That's why Lauren Fletcher wants to automate the process with drone technology. His startup, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to seed up to 1 billion trees a year, all without ever setting foot on the ground.See it on…
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    UAV Coach

  • A Look At The DJI Inspire 1 Drone

    Alan Perlman
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Brought to you by The Verge, this is an in-depth look at the DJI Inspire 1 drone, the latest offering from the company that created the very famous Phantom drone models. You’ll learn how the Inspire 1 varies from the Phantom and other DJI products, and see just how full-featured this drone is (hint: it’s incredibly impressive). The Inspire 1 has made a lot of noise in the drone market, and for good reason. The post A Look At The DJI Inspire 1 Drone appeared first on UAV Coach.
  • 33 UAV Experts Reveal Favorite Drone Accessory

    Alan Perlman
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    I think we can all agree: The right drone accessories can make or break your flights. But there are tons of products to choose from. How do you decide which parts to buy? To get to the bottom of this, we asked 33 UAV and drone experts one question: “If you could only choose one drone accessory, which one would you choose and why?” We wanted to discover what some of the top industry professionals, drone bloggers, news sites, companies, and pilots would use to enhance their flights if they only had one option. Our goal was to get to the best of the best in drone parts,…
  • The Best Drone Videos Of 2014 Compilation

    Alan Perlman
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Brought to you by Seagull Aerial, this video is absolutely stunning, featuring aerial scenes from all over the world. This video is a great testament to just how talented drone pilots are getting and how amazing drone aerial footage is becoming with each passing year. All in all, 2014 was clearly a fantastic year for the drone community. We can’t wait to see what sort of compilations arise out of 2015. So sit back, relax, and get lost in these breathtaking landscapes. The post The Best Drone Videos Of 2014 Compilation appeared first on UAV Coach.
  • Police Officers Start Drone Business

    Alan Perlman
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Source: News Journal By: Mark Caudill MANSFIELD – Two area police officers hope their new business will save lives with a little help from above. Ryan Anschutz and John Bartolucci recently formed HYSight Technologies to provide unmanned aerial vehicles — better known as drones — for law enforcement, fire and public safety agencies. “These are going to save a bunch of lives all around the country,” – Anschutz said. Bartolucci offered examples: “This can reduce the time it takes to find an autistic child or an elderly person with dementia.” The drones also…
  • Check Out These 10 Drone Startup Companies

    Alan Perlman
    12 Apr 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Source: Light Reading By: Dan Jones Commercial drone startups are flying high in 2015. High-profile startups such as 3D Robotics have, between them, already raised a significant $50 million in funding this year. Major companies such as General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) are investing to help fund the take-off of commercial unmanned vehicles (UAVs). Venture capital firms have already started to get on the drone bandwagon in 2014. CBI Insights says that venture funding reached $108 million in 29 deals in 2014, more than double the previous year.
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  • Duopoly and Market Share in the US

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight The US airline fleet has been remarkably stable since 2000 in terms of narrow and wide body aircraft.  Wide body aircraft have typically accounted for under... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 180-200 Seat Segment

    Addison Schonland
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight The 180-200 seats segment is getting the attention of Boeing and Airbus.  It is growing fast as airlines up-gauge their narrow-body fleets and 757s retire.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Shifting Middle of the Market

    Addison Schonland
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight The middle of the narrow-body market is changing, as it has been for many years. We define the narrow-body as single aisle aircraft over 100 seats, relegating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Premium #166 – Fuel Efficiencies and Aircraft Pricing

    Addison Schonland
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Already a member? Login The post Premium #166 – Fuel Efficiencies and Aircraft Pricing appeared first on AirInsight. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Flight Delay for MRJ – but No Impact on EIS Expected

    Ernest S. Arvai
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Airinsight Mitsubishi Heavy Industry announced a first flight delay for the MRJ, and that it has launched a new management structure to facilitate the transition of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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